Experimental Evaluation of the Components of Cognitive-Behavioural Training Using Illusory Motion in an Optokinetic Drum

  • Thomas G. DobieEmail author
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When I first proposed my course of cognitive-behavioural desensitisation training, it generated its fair share of adverse comments. For a start, the naysayers believed that I was only putting off the evil day and all of my clients would fall by the wayside sooner or later with a resumption of motion sickness. The programme would simply waste time and money. Others believed that it was merely a behavioural desensitising programme and there was no point in the so-called cognitive component. I would very much like to have addressed the latter issue at that time, but was convinced that both were necessary and above all, my clients only had one shot for success. As to the former question, only time would tell. Finally, there was no question of having a control group for ethical reasons. I am pleased to tell you that I have been able to address these issues since then and the answers are to be found in this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Biodynamics Laboratory, College of EngineeringUniversity of New OrleansNew OrleansUSA

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